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B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases continue decline, with 250

COVID-19 Vancouver spring B.C. enters step one of a four step restart plan
Gustavo Carr | 27 May, 2021, 07:51

With the latest cases added, B.C.'s rolling seven-day average for new cases drops to 327.

The province had entered the third phase of its restart plan before case counts climbed to new highs in March, forcing a stop to indoor dining, adult group fitness activities, and non-essential travel outside health authorities.

There are now 134 active cases in the island region, including 11 people in hospital and three more in critical care.

Provincial health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

The province also expects recreational travel across Canada to open in step three. As of Wednesday, B.C. has administered a total of 2,979,951 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, the vast majority of them first doses.

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The B.C. government had a lot more to say about reopening bars and restaurants to the public than the return of in-person religious gatherings as it released its COVID-19 restart plan Tuesday.

Premier John Horgan says B.C.'s strong immunization rate allows the province to slowly bring people back together, with September 7 a target date for the final phase of the plan to be implemented.

Effective Tuesday, indoor social gatherings can take place within one household with up to five visitors.

Provincial travel restrictions are scheduled to end when B.C. moves to step two of the restart plan. "Organized" gatherings outdoors of up to 50 people are now allowed. The Interior Health death toll remains at 150. Another 34 per cent were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.